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Sep 26, 2023

Watch NASA test solid rocket motors for first Mars rocket launch

Posted by in category: space

The Mars Ascent Vehicle will become the first rocket to launch from another planet for NASA and ESA’s Mars Sample Return mission.

NASA has released footage captured by its Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) team as they performed wind tunnel tests at the space agency’s historic Marshall Space Flight Center.

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Sep 26, 2023

MIT researchers develop circuit to improve quantum computing

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

The team achieved 99.99 percent accuracy with a single-qubit gate and 99.9 percent accuracy with a two-qubit gate.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new circuit that can do quantum computation with a high degree of accuracy. The researchers used a new type of superconducting qubit called the fluxonium, a press release said.

Quantum computers are considered the next frontier of computing since they can perform calculations at speeds that are decades ahead of supercomputers being used today. The flip side of such high speeds is that they can accumulate errors equally fast.

Sep 26, 2023

2.5 million years older than Lucy: Are 6-million-year-old footprints found on Crete from an ancient human ancestor?

Posted by in category: futurism

Scientists believe that Homo sapiens, or modern humans, evolved into our present form approximately 300,000 years ago.

Sep 26, 2023

More research is examining how we carry the ‘genetic legacy’ of extinct human species

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

And the answers point to a profound reality: We have far more in common with our extinct cousins than we ever thought.

Neanderthals within us

Until recently, the genetic legacy from ancient humans was invisible because scientists were limited to what they could glean from the shape and size of bones. But there has been a steady stream of discoveries from ancient DNA, an area of study pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Svante Paabo who first pieced together a Neanderthal genome.

Sep 26, 2023

Nvidia’s Blackwell B100 GPU to Hit the Market with 3nm Tech in 2024: Report

Posted by in category: computing

Nvidia’s Blackwell GB100 compute GPU to adopt TSMC’s N3-class node, to be unveiled next year, says report.

Sep 26, 2023

Tesla raises Dojo D1 order from TSMC: report

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

Tesla is reportedly increasing the orders for its Dojo D1 supercomputer chips. The D1 is a custom Tesla application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) that’s designed for the Dojo supercomputer, and it is reportedly ordered from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Citing a source reportedly familiar with the matter, Taiwanese publication Economic Daily noted that Tesla will be doubling its Dojo D1 chip to 10,000 units for the coming year. Considering the Dojo supercomputer’s scalability, expectations are high that the volume of D1 chip orders from TSMC will continue to increase until 2025.

Dojo, after all, is expected to be used by Tesla for the training of its driver-assist systems and self-driving AI models. With the rollout of projects like FSD, the dedicated robotaxi, and Optimus, Dojo’s contributions to the company’s operations would likely be more substantial.

Sep 26, 2023

Tesla User Shares Full Self-Driving Passes The ‘Wife Test,’ Elon Musk Responds: ‘Great Story’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla TSLA CEO Elon Musk responded positively to a social media post when a user’s spouse approved of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature.

What Happened: Matt Smith, an Equity Analysis at Halter Ferguson, posted about his wife’s newfound approval of Tesla Inc.’s FSD feature during a 40-minute drive. Musk responded to the post with “Great story”.

See Also: Elon Musk Warned, ‘We’re Running Out Of Dead Dinosaurs, And Betting Against Science Is the Dumbest Experiment In History’ Amid One Of The Biggest Challenges The World Has Ever Faced.

Sep 26, 2023

Novo Clinches AI-Driven Drug Deal Worth as Much as $2.7 Billion

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, robotics/AI

Novo Nordisk A/S agreed to partner with the US technology company Valo Health Inc. to use artificial intelligence to find new drugs in a deal that could be worth as much as $2.7 billion.

Sep 26, 2023

This is what Earth’s continents will look like in 250 million years

Posted by in category: futurism

Only a fraction of the planet’s surface will be habitable to mammals when the next supercontinent, Pangaea Ultima, forms.

Sep 26, 2023

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx: A Seven-Year Odyssey Culminates in Bennu Asteroid Sample Delivery

Posted by in categories: security, space

NASA Celebrates Arrival of OSIRIS-REx and Bennu Asteroid Samples on Earth

In a historic moment that marks the culmination of a seven-year interstellar odyssey, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has successfully delivered its first precious cargo to Earth. The long-awaited rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu has yielded a treasure trove of samples that are now undergoing meticulous examination by scientists and researchers.

The momentous touchdown occurred on Sunday, September 24, at the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range. Subsequently, the valuable package was carefully hoisted onto a waiting helicopter before embarking on the final leg of its journey to a high-security clean room. Access to this pristine environment is strictly limited to a select group of six individuals.

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